1. Best Practices: Is Your Organization Resilient?
Four Helpful Briefs from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
In preparation for its planned 2020 sunset, the California-based
S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has been researching the best strategies to ensure its grantees can sustain themselves well into the future. The answer, they discovered, is to become
After reading the literature and consulting with experts, other foundations and their grantees, the Foundation staff created seven
"resiliency factors": Culture of Learning, Talent & Leadership, Context (Outside-In Thinking), Planning & Execution, Reputation & Communications, Partnership & Alliances, and Financial Footing.
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